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Terrance Christopher Heath

Terrance Christopher Heath

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Child Custody, Family, Child Support, Domestic Violence

About Me

Effective, experienced, and passionate about serving the best interests of children and families, Terrance Heath with Heath Law Group, P.C., formally Heath-Newton LLC., is a full-service family law firm in downtown San Francisco, CA. 

Terrance is also a trained mediator and a Certified Family Law Specialist. In particular, Terrance specializes in helping blended families manage issues related to same-sex parenting and offers expertise in handling the dissolution of domestic relationships without legal status.

Through his work, Terrance espouses a focus on providing high-quality, accessible services to families and individuals.

A graduate of Boston College Law School and the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Political Science, Terrance previously worked with  estate planning, trust and probate litigation, and elder law issues. A fourth generation Bay Area native, he was a member of Cornerstone Law Group, APC, and managed production of research products for VentureOne Corp., both in San Francisco.

Terrance also served in the Peace Corps in Bucharest, Romania, advising small-business people and consulting with public entities on small-business growth and development. While in Romania, he also taught prospective judges about American legal principles and trial advocacy through the ABA’s Central and Eastern European Law Initiative and the Romanian Ministry of Justice, and served the legal needs of international investors through his work at Hall Dickler (Romania) SRL.

Former recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award from the Bar Association of San Francisco, Terrance is a member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom and the Association for Certified Family Law Specialists.

In 2014 Terrance received his master’s degree in Law Firm Management through George Washington University.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 40%
    13 years
  2. Child Custody: 35%
    13 years
  3. Child Support: 10%
    13 years
  4. Family: 10%
    13 years
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    13 years



Hourly ($350-450/hour)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Terrance. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Shimokawa Kamin

    Most lawyers are smart. The best are also thoughtful. Terrance is both, which helps him excel in what can be a very challenging field of law. I'd recommend Terrance to anyone facing a challenging family, divorce, or custody situation.


    Robert Kamin Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Heath Law Group, P.C.

240 Stockton St Ste 900
San Francisco, CA, 94108




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Distinguished Scholar - Law Firm Management PrizeGeorge Washington University2014
Volunteer of the YearBASF2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalHeath Law Group, P.C.2014 - Present
Managing PartnerHeath-Newton LLP2010 - 2014
PrincipalHeath Law Group2009 - 2009
MemberCornerstone Law Group, APC2006 - 2009
Solo AttorneyTerrance Heath Law Office2002 - 2006
Staff AttorneyNational Association of Securities Dealers2001 - 2002
ConsultantHall Dickler (Romania) SRL1998 - 2000
Product ManagerVentureOne Corp1995 - 1998


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember - Law Practice Managment2010 - Present
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual FreedomMember2010 - Present
Bar of the United States District Court, Northern District of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsMember2010 - Present
Association of Certified Family Law SpecialistsMember2009 - Present
Business Networking International (BNI) - Pacific Heights Synergy ChapterPresident2006 - 2010
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember - Family Law2002 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1996 - Present
Legal Fraternity - Boston College ChapterFounding President1993 - 1993

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
AnonymousSettled out of court for minimal cost

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Publication NameTitleDate
Guide to California Premarital AgreementsIntroduction2013
Guide to Child Custody in CaliforniaIntroduction2013
Guide to California Child and Spousal SupportIntroduction2013
Guide to California Domestic Partnerships and Same-Sex MarriagesIntroduction2013
Guide to California DivorcesIntroduction2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington UniversityLaw Firm ManagementMasters of Professional Studies2014
Boston Coll Law SchoolJDJD - Juris Doctor1995
Univ of California BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
SeminarMarriage 101 - What Marriage Means in California2014
WebinarCalifornia Registered Domestic Partners2013